Sometimes a student wants to know why. Particularly with math concepts. "Why do I have to know how to graph a line?", "Why do we have 'imaginary numbers'?", "Trigonometry? WHY??"
It doesn't happen often. Usually, they just want to learn the stuff, so they can get through the class and not have to do it over or just get their parents off their backs. Statistics, though. Statistics are useful. They help us understand patterns and make predictions. They help us know when something is "abnormal" *ahem*...
Or sometimes, they just make us feel less stupid.
Yep, I visited my blogger statistics. Sometimes I forget they're there, but since they are and I remembered, I decided to take a look at recent keyword searches that led people here.
Among the usual "fat people artist" and "boobs" and "fish swimming upside down", I came across a couple that let me know I'm joyously not alone.
The first that caught my eye was, "rug burn on her forehead". Really? So I'm wondering about that search. Was someone else also dumb enough to do neck bridge exercises on raw carpet? Are they looking for solutions to rid themselves of the unsightly resultant burn mark? OR
do they know someone who showed up with an unsightly rug burn on the forehead? Are they wondering how she aquired such burn mark? OR
are there other mistakes than can result in unsightly forehead rugburns? What are they? Or are they just too naughty? Best to not think too much on that one.
But the one that really helped. Really made my day. Really helped me see myself back under the "normal" curve, even if still at the fringes was:
"accidentally put redbox videos in the mailbox"
Oh thank you. Thank you keyword searcher. Whomever you are.